1/10/18 Amthor International To Expand In Pittsylvania County

Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission

Project Will Create 70 New Jobs and $7.1 Million in Investment

Pittsylvania County, VA – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Amthor International will expand their tanker truck manufacturing operation in Pittsylvania County. The expansion includes the construction of a new 115,000 square foot production and will create 70 new jobs over 3 years and 90 new jobs over the next 5 years. The expansion will also result in $7.1 million in capital investment. Along with the expansion Amthor will designate the Pittsylvania facility as its corporate headquarters.

The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is supporting this project with a $255,000 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund grant. Additionally, at its most recent meeting, the Tobacco Commission approved a $2.3 million Southside Economic Development grant that will be used to construct the building that will house the expansion.

Tobacco Commission member, Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore said, “Over more than two decades, Amthor International has built a strong reputation as a quality employer in Pittsylvania County, and this major expansion reinforces the company’s commitment to the region and to the Commonwealth. Nearly 250,000 Virginians are employed in manufacturing, and Amthor will continue to provide quality jobs as we enhance our tailored training programs to support this bustling industry.”

Tobacco Commission Member, Senator Bill Stanley added, “Amthor has been a valuable member of our community for many years and their continued success in Pittsylvania County is great to see. This investment and the new jobs it will bring show that Southside Virginia can compete with anyone when it comes to attracting top quality employers whether they are looking to locate here for the first time or, in this case, expand an already successful operation.”

Amthor International is a manufacturer of tank trucks for the propane, refined fuel, portable restroom, vacuum and septic industries. Trucks can be customized to meet customers’ needs and all trucks are made in America. Amthor has been family owned and operated since the company was founded in 1928 and it opened its first Virginia manufacturing facility in Gretna in 1992.

Executive V/P of Amthor International, Brian Amthor said, “Amthor International opened its doors in Virginia over 25 years ago. After considering other areas for the site of our manufacturing plant, we decided the commonwealth of Virginia was the best foundation for our business because of its business-friendly policies and the opportunity for growth and development. As our business grows, we are committed to keeping our roots in Virginia and recognizing the success this community has brought for our company, our employees, and our family. We strive to extend our success to those around us. By doing so, we continue the circle of support for our town, our county, and the commonwealth of Virginia. Had we not built our corporation in such a welcoming and supportive community, we would not have seen the huge success and prosperity over the last 25 years. We are looking forward 25+ more years of continued success here in Virginia.”

Chairman of the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors, Bob Warren added, “This project is of the utmost importance to Pittsylvania County. Amthor has been a long-standing and loyal corporate citizen in Gretna, and nothing makes us happier than to help them grow and continue to thrive as an integral member of our community. This project presents us, alongside our state and local partners, with a compelling opportunity to make a savvy investment that will not only create at least 90 new jobs over five years in Gretna with good pay, but will also retain an additional 110 jobs. It also allows us to highlight this project as part of a success story for how our region’s visionary workforce investments are leading to industry investment and job creation and retention, which is just what they were intended to do. We thank Amthor for its commitment to Pittsylvania County, we congratulate them on this success, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with the company as it grows.”

Mayor of the Town of Gretna, R. Keith Motley said, “The Town of Gretna is very fortunate to have Amthor International be a part of our business community. We are excited and offer our full support to Amthor and the Amthor Family as they expand and move forward into the next phase of the company’s future. Their commitment to our town, our community, and the economic growth that they are contributing makes the Town of Gretna very proud that they are continuing to be a vital part of our business community and that they are choosing to make Gretna, Virginia the headquarters for their industry leading operations.”
The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is committed to developing a diverse economy in the areas we serve. Supporting successful businesses, like Amthor International, when they wish to expand within the tobacco region is an important part of reaching this goal.

The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is committed to developing a diverse economy in the areas we serve. Supporting successful businesses, like Amthor International, when they wish to expand within the tobacco region is an important part of reaching this goal.



Contact: Jordan Butler
Telephone: 804-786-7692
Cell: 757-692-0878
Email: jbutler@revitalizeva.org
Website: www.revitalizeva.org